Ambrose Snyder

Ambrose Snyder has always resided in Jackson township,
where he was born October 8, 1853, and where he is engaged in operating
a farm of 120 acres, located in sections 14 and 24.  He is the son of
William and Elizabeth (Matthias) Snyder, and the grandson of Adam
Snyder, a native of Pennsylvania, who was still a young man and
unmarried when he came to Perry County, Ohio.  There he was married and
lived until about 1834, when he came to Allen County and entered seven
or eight hundred acres of land.  His children were William, Rebecca,
John, Sarah, Mary, Leonard, Susanna, and Nancy.
       William Snyder was born in Perry County, Ohio, November 19, 1828,
and has always been engaged in farming.  He married Elizabeth Matthias
who was born in the same county as he in 1830.  They are well-known
residents of Allen County, residing on a farm of 80 acres adjoining that
of our subject.  They are members of the Reformed Church and honorable,
upright people.  Their children are Leonard, of Paulding County, Ohio;
Ambrose; Samuel, of Hardin County, Ohio; and Jacob, of Michigan.  The
maternal grandparents of our subject were Samuel and Elizabeth Matthias,
who resided in Allen County during their later years.
           Ambrose Snyder was married in 1875 to Amelia A. Shrider, who
was born in Jackson Township, Allen Couty, Ohio, in 1857, and is a
daughter of George and Mary Jane (Clum) Shrider, formerly of Perry
County.  Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, viz:
Lulu, wife of James Zerbe; Pearl, wife of Ira Grant; Alice; Lorum;
Clyde; Guy; Oscar and Paul.  They also have three grandchildren.  The
family are pleasantly located in one of the attractive homes of the
township, the result of their industry and thrift. They are members of
the Lutheran Church, of which Mr. Snyder was formerly deacon, and is at
present trustee. In politics he is a Democrat.